Three wise women would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleared the stable, made a casserole, brought practical gifts and there would be peace on Earth.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is raising the profile of, and sparking debate amongst, women in business with her book Lean In. Leaning-in is the opposite of holding, and being held, back. It’s about women finding the courage to stand up for what they need and want. It’s about them believing in themselves and in their talents. It’s about them learning to make, and live with, their own choices.
The statistics don't look good. In general, we're under represented at the top tables, we’re paid less and we undersell ourselves. Add to that the day-to-day pressures peculiar to our gender, and the outlook doesn’t look so good either.
Ladies, if you're in Auckland, then you're invited to attend our first Three Wise Women event. This series is an opportunity to open up some honest dialogue about these challenges and to hear from other wise women about how they're leaning in.
Wise up, ladies.
Leah Fisher - Founder of TakeON!
THREE WISE WOMEN
WHEN: 4 - 6.30pm, Wednesday 28 August
WHERE: 31B Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, NZ
COST: $50.00 - half of which will be donated to a women’s charity as selected by the group. Drinks and nibbles provided.
WHO: WISE WOMAN: Anna Palairet - Head of Group Procurement, Air New Zealand
Anna will share her journey from studying genetics and microbiology to the demanding role as head of procurement at our national airline. Come along and find out about the inner workings of procurement within corporates.
Note: Booking is essential as numbers are limited. And, if you become unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your space to others as well as for catering purposes.
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For our non New Zealand based Community members, watch out for the video of the event in the week following.